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Thanksgiving Leftovers: Fried Sweet Potato Cake Recipe

11:26 PM

While my family of 8 likely won't have much for leftovers anytime in the future, there is one dish that I seem to be the only person eating -- and there is plenty left after the holiday is over.  That dish is sweet potatoes!  I was challenged by Walmart to come up with a creative and yummy use for the lonely leftovers, and here is what I created!

First, I took the equivalent of a good amount of leftover potatoes and mashed them up in a bowl.  (If you have a sweet potato "casserole" dish, with pecans, sugar, marshmallows, and whatnot, that's OK.  Just scrape off the nuts and leave everything else.)

Next you'll add the following ingredients for each 2 cups of sweet potato "mash" (all available at Walmart):
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 medium egg
Mix it together real well, and prepare a skillet with a little bit of cooking oil.  Get it nice and hot on medium-high heat.

Now, drop spoonfuls of the potato mixture into the skillet, allowing them to get crispy brown on one side before turning them over.  On the second side, mash them down with a spatula before allowing the side to brown up.

Remove from heat when cooked through.  Serve immediately, so that the potato is crispy and the inside cheese is gooey!

What uses do you have for leftover sweet potatoes?  (Note: You can also use this recipe with butternut squash. You may have to add a bit more flour, depending on how loose the mixture is.)

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I've received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Affiliate links may have been used.

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